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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eric Weiss is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Weiss's clinical interests: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Weiss is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Steven Wexner practices colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Wexner is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wexner include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and female incontinence. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Wexner attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: Executive Health: Top Docs, South Florida CEO Business; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Wexner is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Clinical interests: Female Incontinence, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Juan Nogueras is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Weston, FL. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Nogueras's clinical interests include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nogueras takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Nogueras has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and South Florida's Most Highly Regarded Physicians, Miami Metro magazine, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.. Dr. Nogueras speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dana Sands is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Weston, FL. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sands include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Sands a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Sands is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Fecal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Weston
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fabio Potenti's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Potenti honors. Dr. Potenti studied medicine at the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at Rhode Island Hospital for his residency. Dr. Potenti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Lester Rosen, who practices in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosen average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosen include female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Rosen is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Rosen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for his residency. His distinctions include: Rectal Surgery 1996 - Robert Beart MD Inaugural Award and Best Doctors "Northeast" - South Florida. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Female Incontinence, Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Giovanna Da Silva Southwick's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. For her professional training, Dr. Da Silva Southwick completed residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Maimonides Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Da Silva Southwick average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Portuguese. Dr. Da Silva Southwick is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Wolf's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Wolf takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Wolf attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andrea Petrucci is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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What is Colon & Rectal Surgery?

Colon and rectal surgery is the medical specialty that deals with diseases and disorders of the lower intestinal tract, colon, rectum, and anus. The specialty was previously known as proctology, and some physicians who specifically treat diseases of the rectum and anus may still call themselves proctologists; but in general that term is not currently used. While colon and rectal surgery is related to gastroenterology, only colon and rectal surgeons can provide surgical care.

Colon and rectal surgeons can offer routine screenings for common health conditions affecting the colon and rectum. They have also undergone advanced surgical training, and they are able to treat conditions affecting the lower intestinal tract with surgery when needed.

Some conditions that a colon and rectal surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious and chronic constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures, or tears in the skin around the anus
  • Anal abscesses and fistulae
  • Anal incontinence
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Colon and rectal surgeons perform various procedures to keep patients healthy, such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. These tests use long, flexible tubes to examine the lining of the colon in case of pain or bleeding, or to look for signs of cancer or polyps. If a patient’s intestines are severely diseased and not working well, a colon and rectal surgeon may perform an ostomy, where the healthy part of the intestines are connected to a tube or pouch on the outside of the body. Colorectal surgeons may also remove hemorrhoids, perform laparoscopic surgery on a tumor, or even offer genetic counseling to patients with a family history of colorectal cancers.

Colon and rectal conditions can be some of the most uncomfortable problems to endure. Even if your intestinal problem is severe, colon and rectal surgeons can help you lead a long, healthy, and more enjoyable life.